Search Results: "Michael Garland"


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CAR GOES FAR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An inviting, accessible title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Garland's little red car invites children along for a ride to reading success. Read full book review >

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LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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TUGBOAT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
It's all in a day's work for a tugboat. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MY HOMEWORK? by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"If only all students were as diligent and truthful as this one (and every homework search turned out as happily). (Picture book. 5-7)"
It turns out the dog really did eat the homework. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SCHOOL by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both beautiful and educational. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
"Elephants to pygmy wrasses, / vertebrates are grouped by classes." Read full book review >

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THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Not essential, but an inviting romp, falling on the visual complexity scale somewhere between Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes Junior (1999) and the hyper-busy-ness of Where's Waldo? (Picture book. 5-7)"
Garland places realistic but processed-looking patterned eggs, hens, chicks, real and chocolate bunnies, baskets and other Easter-ish iconography in multiple layers for this browser's-delight companion to Mystery Mansion (2001) and Christmas City (2002). Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CITY by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The story concludes when Tommy finally finds his aunt waiting for him (on Santa's lap), holding a wrapped present for her nephew. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Children who enjoy searching out every last item in the I Spy series will enjoy this complex search-and-find puzzle and story combination with over 200 items to find throughout the volume. Read full book review >

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ICARUS SWINEBUCKLE by Michael Garland
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Extreme close-ups and panoramic vistas create an edgy, surreal vision with the inarguable premise that dreams are more fun than work. (Picture book. 69)"
"When pigs fly" takes on an added dimension in this retelling of the Icarus myth. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"From the beaver's coat to the tiger lily's petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper. (Picture book/early reader. 4-8)"
Take a conventional story, add a new art technique—and voilà, a striking picture book is born. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S TRACTOR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

A grandfather and his grandson share the sweetness of reminiscence and evoke a bygone era. Read full book review >

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MISS SMITH AND THE HAUNTED LIBRARY by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's rare for books about the magic of reading to be themselves magical, and this, alas, is no exception. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Miss Smith takes her class to a spooky old library, the kids are dubious; they get downright anxious when librarian Ms Creeper reads a few characters out of Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook: the Hound of the Baskervilles, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dracula, etc. Fright turns to fun when Ms Creeper passes out cookies and cider. Read full book review >